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by ralphr1780
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: I have someone's engine
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Belgium

Re: I have someone's engine

Hi Peter, how do you know it is pertaining to 878079?
by ralphr1780
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Good bye
Replies: 25
Views: 1285
Belgium

Re: Good by

And we've celebrated the New Year and our new freedom by drinking a decent bottle of English sparkling wine. None of that cheap Champagne, Cava or Prosecco :dance: :wavegreatbritain: And now you've even got your British Covid :wavegreatbritain: :bigrin: , please limit this one's exports. :drinkingc...
by ralphr1780
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car jacking
Replies: 76
Views: 12813
Belgium

Re: Car jacking

I have opted for this Porsche 928 jack, very compact and sturdy. Have cut/filed the lifting nipple to a square shape, and fitted a hard plastic on top that now can fit into the original square lifting points on the car. Tried it few times and it will lift the E without any sweating. https://i.postim...
by ralphr1780
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Present for hubby who owns Jaguar
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Belgium

Re: Present for hubby who owns Jaguar

Inviting him to join this forum is probably the best gift you can make in relation with his present passion.
by ralphr1780
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Intermittent rev counter
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Belgium

Re: Intermittent rev counter

John, check the fuses on the fuse block.
The same fuse that feeds the rev counter feeds as well the rear stop lamps and the radiator fan.
With some corrosion on the fuse contacts, when these heat up they could disconnect for a short while until cooled down.
I had the same happening...
by ralphr1780
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: '64 3.8 Bonnet fitment
Replies: 18
Views: 1125
Belgium

Re: '64 3.8 Bonnet fitment

I have been lucky in obtaining a good fitment in a fairly limited number of attempts by following the procedure described by 288gto here above, and I was alone. However, I removed first the rubber landing seal and used a strip of a soft insulating foam. Once I was happy with the fitment, the rubber ...
by ralphr1780
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: First time E-Type owner
Replies: 11
Views: 1673
Belgium

Re: First time E-Type owner

Welcome Paul, well taken picture with rich contrasts and reflexions of a beautiful specimen.
Happy motoring :swerve:
by ralphr1780
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New owner
Replies: 16
Views: 1633
Belgium

Re: New owner

Welcome on board Craig, great looking car, congrats!
by ralphr1780
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: mPG
Replies: 17
Views: 1370
Belgium

Re: mPG

Upgrade to a start-stop engine management 😁
by ralphr1780
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Seat rail availability or seat options for 63 Coupe
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Belgium

Re: Seat rail availability or seat options for 63 Coupe

The best option is to sell these seats, then either get originals or MX5.
I have a pair of originals, let me know if of interest.
by ralphr1780
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unknown body part / leftover
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Belgium

Re: Unknown body part / leftover

It is made from pressed steel covered with the cheap black paint used by the body parts manufacturers. It came from M-Robey or Hutsons with other parts I had ordered almost 30 years ago :oops: , regretfully no sticker left. First thought it could be for the rear license plate, but it is not as I hav...
by ralphr1780
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unknown body part / leftover
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Belgium

Unknown body part / leftover

Putting some order in the storage, found this body part leftover from my S2 restoration.
Could not put trace the function or the part nr.
Can any good fellow help identifying? Thanks!

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by ralphr1780
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vibration on frame
Replies: 14
Views: 3302
Belgium

Re: Vibration on frame

Keith, no you cannot over compress at rest. The fact that the slot of the pin is visible means that the rubber/spring combo height is less than what it should be. I doubt it is the spring that has sagged. But rather most probably, due to the long excessive compression with the pin fitted the spring ...
by ralphr1780
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vibration on frame
Replies: 14
Views: 3302
Belgium

Re: Vibration on frame

Keith, in your last pic we can clearly see the removed pin location: which means the spring is not much compressed at rest. With a healthy spring/rubber combo you should not be able to see it. Don't know how to express it more clearly, to me it seems that the spring/rubber combo has sagged a bit and...
by ralphr1780
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mystery rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 1037
Belgium

Re: Mystery rattle

Tony,
Check in the centre of the bulkhead, underneath the bonnet latch, it links the bulkhead to the bellhousing.
by ralphr1780
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mystery rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 1037
Belgium

Re: Mystery rattle

Did you check engine stabilizer rod?
by ralphr1780
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vibration on frame
Replies: 14
Views: 3302
Belgium

Re: Vibration on frame

If the pin has been there for some time, the rubber mount would have been compressed soaked in oil and should be replaced. Getting the pin out is not easy, you will need to figure out a way to pull the gearbox further down to release it. Watch out as the spring is very strong. Don't ask me how I kno...
by ralphr1780
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: oscillating idle and lack of power
Replies: 23
Views: 2169
Belgium

Re: oscillating idle and lack of power

Peter, when looking at your timing map the advance at 500rpm is 13, while at 700rpm it is 10 and at 1000rpm it is 11.5. Strange. Plus there is no correction for the load. Any reason why you did not load the standard map for a 4.2 engine? Your engine idle is stable at +/-500rpm, but hunting at 700......
by ralphr1780
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Building an Engine Test Bed
Replies: 18
Views: 1524
Belgium

Re: Building an Engine Test Bed

rfs1957 wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:13 pm
Great suggestions, thanks.

The car is way off being ready to have an engine fitted to it, Ralph, and this will keep me busy whilst I wait.
Well, I thought you were almost there Rory. Bon courage!